Rightsizing Information Systems
Proven methods for streamlining information systems! This book is an important addition to the library of every corporate information systems strategist.
-- Provides an understanding of how downsized information systems will affect a business
-- Includes problem-solving answers and advice
-- Features business opportunity and organization suggestions
-- Discusses the present and future status of distributed networks
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Parti Downsizing Upsizing or Rightsizing
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analysis application development approach architecture benefits of rightsizing business downsizing business reengineering capability centralized MIS Chapter client client/server communications company's components computer systems corporate cost savings data centers DBMS desktop distributed end user environment example executives Figure flexibility Forrester Research groupware hardware and software imaging implementation improve information technology installed JAD session Joint Application Design mainframe maintenance ment microcomputers minicomputer MIS function NetWare network management network operating system objectives operating system organization organizational PC LANs percent performance personal computer phase planning platform PowerBuilder problems procedures processors prototyping reengineering efforts replacing requirements responsible result rightsized systems rightsizing information systems rightsizing project risk skills specific staff step subnotebooks success Sybase SystemPro systems integration technical tion traditional transaction two-phase commit typically understand UNIX update vendors Work-flow workstations